I created NEO Moto News to be an information service for northeast Ohio’s motorcycle enthusiasts – something I acknowledge is still a work in progress.
The website is designed to be a framework that keeps readers up-to-date about stories, events and organizations within the region’s motorcycling community, and it’s based on what I’ve seen work successfully in other markets. But what works in the Pacific Northwest or New York City isn’t guaranteed to do the same in northeast Ohio.
There’s a lot more going on in the region’s motorcycling scene than I can cover by myself, and part of being a good editor is knowing your audience and allocating a publication’s resources to cover what’s of particular interest to its readers.
My question to the NEO Moto News audience, then, is what do you want this publication to keep you in the know about? And what are some aspects of motorcycling in northeast Ohio you would like to learn more about?
Maybe you’re a road rider who wants to find out about neat places to check out on your next ride. Or perhaps you’re an off-road racer who wants to be kept up-to-date on who’s winning races in your home region. Maybe you’re a fan of custom motorcycles and want to learn about what local bike builders are churning out.
I cannot know what readers want to read and learn about, though, without feedback. Whether it’s a comment on a story or a phone call or email, I’d really like to hear from you about what you’d like to hear more about.
I’m hoping to put together one or more meetups with NEO Moto News readers next spring, but the winter months are when I’ll be putting together the editorial calendar for 2023. If there’s something you wish more motorcycle enthusiasts knew about in northeast Ohio – or if there’s something you want to find out more about but aren’t sure where to start – that’s what NEO Moto News is here for.
If you’re not sure if it’s worth your time to reach out to me, consider this: how many times have you learned about a motorcycle-oriented event, product, service or other kind of story that you wish you’d known about earlier? That, in a nutshell, is our mission, and we’d be delighted if you help us advance that mission – even just a little.
And if there’s something you’d like to say in your own words, there’s a section of the NEO Moto News website for guest essays submitted by our readers. You don’t need to be a professional writer to pen a guest essay– we’ll take care of the editing part. A submission just needs to abide by our submission guidelines and you need to be able to back up whatever opinion you state in your piece.